The Governing Body is the admission authority for the School and is therefore responsible for admissions.

As a designated State Grammar School we select pupils purely on the basis of high academic performance in our Entrance Tests.

Our main points of entry are in Year 7 and Year 12.  In addition, up to 4 places are available annually via the Wakeham Choristership Scheme.  Only on rare occasions a vacancy may arise ‘In-Year’. Further information can be found in the downloadable links to the left.

Our School Prospectus is available via the School

St. Olave’s Grammar School’s Proposed Admissions Policy 2019/2020

In accordance with the School Admissions Code, Bromley Local Authority as the Admissions Authority is consulting on our behalf, the following proposed changes to our admissions arrangements for entry in September 2019:

The changes to the policy relate to:

  • How points are allocated for Entry to Year 12.
    • Grade 9 will now be counted as 9 rather than 8.
    • Grade 5 will now be included towards the achievement of a minimum of 64 points.
  • Admission of Children outside of their normal age group.

The proposed policy is available via the link below

The consultation period will run from 18 December 2017 to 31 January 2018 inclusive during which comments and feedback are welcome, by email:

Alternatively responses can be sent by post to:

FAO: Admissions Manager, St Olave’s Grammar School, Goddington Lane, Orpington, BR6 9SH



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